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Zithromax For Tonsillitis
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
Good question: Azithromycin is a 5 day antibiotic and therefore if you are not significantly better in a week, the antibiotic is not effective. It is imperative for both physicians and patients to know that zithromax has no antibacterial activity against h. Influenza, an extremely common pathogen causing infections in the upper respiratory tract. Therefore it is not the antibiotic of choice for tonsillitis. ...Read more
What patient should do if doctor prescribed azithromycin 500 1tab daily for tonsillitis but he took 3 tab in first day
Follow the Doctor: Nothing except to return to taking it once daily as recommended by the treating physician. ...Read more
I have tonsillitis, was precribed 2 boxes Azithromycin (only took one pill) and Etodolac every 12 hours and paracetamol but I m in pain and etodolac and paracetamol seem to do nothing. I have a lot of pain in swallowing saliva and I can not eat.
See the doctor: This sounds quite severe. If you cannot eat and have such severe symptoms you might need the hospital where they can give you IV antibiotics and IV fluids. I would want to know if they cultured you as well-so they can give you the right antibiotics. Try some hot ginger tea or ginger candy for the localized throat symptoms. I think though you need the doctor - I would call and tell them u need help ...Read more
If I was prescribed Azithromycin for strep throat 5 days ago and have no improvement. Now I have severe tonsillitis. What do I do? Can I take amox too
Reassessment Needed: While Azithromycin is effective against some forms of strep throat, it does not work for all forms of strep throat. There are also multiple other causes for tonsillitis. Usually if your medication is effective, you begin to feel much better within 2 to 3 days of starting the medication. I recommend you have your throat reevaluated to assess appropriate changes in your treatment or medication. ...Read more
I am 11 weeks pregnant. Have had sore throat and tonsillitis > a week. On 5 day azithromycin, no regress of symptoms. Should I go back to the doctor?
Taking azithromycin for tonsilitis. Have mvp mild mr and tachycardia. Atenolol 25mg daily. Risk for antibiotic disturbances with heart rhythm?
Hi, just want to know if its save to split a 500mg Azithromycin pil in 3 and give it one third a day to a 5 year old for tonsilites?
Depends on weight: While it may be difficult to cut in thirds, the 500-mg tablet may be cut. UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED OTHERWISE BY YOUR DOCTOR (in which case, follow your doctor’s dosing advise), the appropriate dose for your child’s age is 12 mg/kg, up to 500 mg once a day for 5 days for tonsillitis. The dose may therefore depend on your child’s weight. You may crush and mix with juice or apple sauce. ...Read more
Tonsillitis for 3wks. Took amoxicillin & zithromax swelling has not gone down and throat still scratchy?? Been sick on and off for one month now.
Viral?: Probably not bacterial as evidenced by failure to improve with typical antibiotics. Your doc should consider viral causes of this including mononucleosis. ...Read more
I am on Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and prednisone for swollen glands and tonsillitis, will Xanax (alprazolam) cause prednisone to not work? Also on Zithromax interactions?
Looks ok: Without knowing doses, there should be no significant drug interactions. Be sure to check with prescribing doctor. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Symptoms can include: throat pain, ear pain (referred from throat pain), swollen tonsils, red tonsils, white patches on tonsils
swollen nodes in upper neck, fever, fatigue, body aches, pain with swallowing, voice change
if symptoms persist or are severe see doctor right away
if any trouble with breathing, go to er. ...Read more
Tonsillitis Symptoms: Acute tonsillitis, that is less than two weeks' duration, leads to sore throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and fever. The usually cause is a virus, but bacterial infections may occur, but are much less frequent. Chronic tonsillitis is all of the above, but usually without the fever. Go see your doctor. ...Read more
Pass it by the mouth: Normally tonsillitis is not contagious unless the infected mucous lands on another person's mucosal membranes. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid kissing, drinking or eating from the same kitchenware of a person with tonsillitis. Cough with your hand covering your mouth, wash your hands and avoid sneezing on people. Those are the general precautions to be least contagious. ...Read more
Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is an infection. Infections are generally considered contagious. When you have an infection, you should avoid kissing as you could share your infection with your kidding partner. Bottom line is that you can certainly kiss with tonsillitis, but you risk spreading your infection around. Even coughing or sneezing is enough to spread some infections. Wash your hands often and get well. ...Read more